The Plan

2800 years ago a prophet named Jeremiah looked around him in chapter 12 and asked God a question: "Why do you let the bad guys continually get all the good stuff?" Why do they thrive and good people suffer?"

2 Peter is full of the images of what God is eventually going to do about evil. He has plans to burn up this current earth, and start fresh with a new heaven and earth, filled with people who have crossed The Bridge into Eternity. Yes the scoffers still just laugh, and say that nothing has changed, so where is this 2nd coming of Christ we believe in? They think we are idiots and fools, to believe that Jesus is coming again in bodily form, to take us to this wonderful place that He has ready for those who believe Him.

Every generation since Adam and Eve has struggles with evil. But God does not seem to be in a hurry to deal with it, at least to our minds. Peter teaches us that a thousand years and a day are the same to Him. He has his Plan, and is patient to let everyone have their choice to accept or reject that Plan. For He takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, per Ezekial in the Old Testament.

I get weary of the daily news, too. Murder, rape, robbery, selfish behaviors all over the globe. For Ecclesiastes is correct in this: there is nothing new under the sun, when it comes to evil.

God is incapable of lying, it is not in His nature. So when He says we will see a New Heaven and New Earth in the days ahead, with no pain or suffering, I choose to believe Him. I may wish fervently that today was that day, but by faith I wait patiently. Although I admit, some days in the patience area are better then others!

Jeremiah was frustrated with what he saw in his day. We get frustrated with our days too. "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and don't lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6. Keep going today with these words! The Plan is in place.